Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Pink Gellac - Wear test results

As I promised you in my Pink Gellac Starter Kit review, I'd be wearing one of their colors for a full wear test, and the results are in!

I chose Berry Red for this wear test, and it wore very comfortably. The first few days were amazing, I felt like I'd just come home from the salon (although I've never actually been to one). I enjoyed my super shiny gorgeously colored nails a LOT!

The photo below shows two days of wear, without a scratch or anything:

After five days, the tips were the first to show any signs of wear. The Pink Gellac still looked super shiny, and the edges were holding up nicely too.

I'm right handed, so that side is the first to get its polish ruined. Weirdly enough, the worst tip wear was on my middle and ring finger, somehow my index remained intact for way longer.

Aaaand then disaster struck XD A little over a week in, the polish started to lift at the tips, making it easy for water to sneak under it and do more damage. At this point it was time to remove it, the lifting parts kept getting tangled in my hair and I was missing whole nails of polish.

Full disclosure: moving is pretty hard on your nails! I'm still getting my new apartment in shape and for the polish to survive that for over a week is pretty cool, I'd say.

I was curious to see if Pink Gellac would last the 14 days that the brand promises. I managed to make it past the first week, and then it got... dicey :-p In hindsight, I could have prolonged wear time if I had retouched the tips every 2 - 3 days, just swiped it with a bit of the Shine top coat and cured. Still, where normal polish chips on me within a day or 2, this stuff stayed on nicely, looking shiny and perfect and smooth! I didn't use the Primer that came with the kit, it wasn't mentioned in the instruction booklet but it's supposed to go on before the base, to make the gel polish adhere to the nail plate even better. So that's what I'll try next time, see if it helps the tips to stay put longer.

Time for my final conclusion! The Pink Gellac Starter Kit is super easy to use. For me it's a huge plus that Pink Gellac gel polishes don't need any dry time and they're odorless. While I didn't get the 2 weeks of wear out of it, it did keep its perfect finish for a long time. There's a big range of colors on the website that you can purchase individually or choose a few to go along with a Starter Kit. I'll definitely be wearing Pink Gellac a lot more in the future!

Fun fact: I was applying a new color when my aunt came over and turns out she uses Pink Gellac too!!

I received all of the products in this article as a press sample. Opinions expressed are 100% my own and not influenced in any way other than the quality of the product itself.  

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